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Thinking of Taking the Law into Your Own Hands? It Can Be Costly

It goes without saying that Ontario family law and related legal procedures are in place for a reason:  The orderly, predictable, and fair resolution of legal disputes is one of the foundational principles […]

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How Do I Get Out of My Separation Agreement

“How Do I Get Out of My Separation Agreement?”

This is a question that family lawyers get asked by clients all the time.    The answer begins with an acknowledgment that under Ontario law, domestic agreements between couples are no different from any […]

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Are You Legally Capable of Entering Into a Contract?

If you are part of a separating couple, you will generally be encouraged to sort out any disputes about splitting your property by way of a negotiated agreement, which is always better (and […]

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Is Playing ʺHardballʺ Worth it?

Many people who get embroiled in family litigation– or any litigation, for that matter – develop a “let’s play hardball” attitude toward the process:   they take unreasonable positions, use aggressive or obstructionist tactics, and […]

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The Perils of Drafting Separation Agreements – Knowing What You Don’t Know

Last week I talked about a case called Sabo v. Sabo, 2013 ONCJ 545 (Ont. C.J.), which involved spouses who had gone to court to try to have their separation agreement changed – […]

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The Problem with Homemade Separation Agreements

Separation and divorce is remarkably common these days, and there is a temptation to “do it yourself” when it comes to drafting a separation agreement.   Couples will often sit down and try to […]

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